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Dec 28, 2012 4:30am PST
be brighter days ahead, as cbs 5 reporter mike sugerman explains, long-struggling libraries are seeing a chance to finally turn the page. >>> reporter: >> reporter: shelve this with the nonfiction the story of the scrappy hero who hangs in there after being down for the count. check it out. shhh. [ not that it's a see contract, but libraries are making a comeback -- not that it's a secret, but libraries are making a comeback in a big way. >> reporter: that's the story here. san francisco libraries for instance gained 40,000 new card- carrying members last year. that's a hike of 10%. while bookstores are dying, libraries are flourishing and changing. >> it's not the grandmother's library. >> reporter: luis herrera is san francisco's city librarian american librarian of the year as a matter of fact. ebooks now make up 5% of circulation. could you borrow them for a couple of weeks then they just disappear from your screen. is or go old school. there's a typewriter room if you have to fill out a form or for whatever reason you might need a machine that young visitors may have never seen be
Dec 25, 2012 4:30am PST
firefighters. mike ciporini was named firefighter of the year two weeks ago. >> so it's very -- it's a very difficult situation. >> reporter: condolences have been pouring into this fire station from around the world. and now two families are spending their christmas making funeral arrangements. >> right now we're organizing what we need to do to bury two of our members. >> reporter: and the death toll could grow higher. spangler's sister is unaccounted for. police believe she and others might have been trapped in the fire that consumed seven houses. >> so we can get into those homes and see you know, god i'm hoping that everyone was able to escape from the inferno. >> reporter: police hope the rubble has cooled down enough to allow them to begin investigating today. for cbs news, webster, new york. >>> back in 1980 spangler was convicted of killing his 92- year-old grandmother with a hammer and he reached plea deal and served just 18 years in jail before he was released in 1998. >>> a snowboarder died after being buried in an avalanche at a sierra ski resort. it happened yesterday at donor
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